Sunday, July 31, 2011


You'll notice that we use the word tasty a lot.
How can you not when faced with a bucket of freshly picked raspberries?

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 29, 2011


Say that three times fast.
Becca introduced me to Painted Tongue a few years ago.  What a beautiful flower!  
It made my hippie heart happy today.
Thank you Salpiglossis.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Slow Down

Slow down
and everything you are chasing
will come around
and catch you.

~John De Paola~

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Strong Enough

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak;
sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.
~Author Unknown

Monday, July 25, 2011


From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it.  
From the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.  
~Author Unknown~

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Be Stupid

Love is being stupid together.
~Paul Valery

I Love you
Thank You for being in my

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Monkey!

Father, husband, friend.
So many words but you are so indescribable.
Happiest of Happy Birthdays to you my friend,
With many more to come.
You are well loved!

Friday, July 22, 2011

My Path

Daily I learn -
sometimes painfully,
other times with glee -
that mine is a path
never meant to be paved.

~Jeb Dickerson~

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Youth has the delightful ability to abandon their woes and find an unbridled joy in life.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Even the smallest landscape can offer pride of ownership
not only to its inhabitants but to its neighbors.
The world delights in a garden....
Creating any garden,
big or small,
in the end,
all about joy.

~ Julie Moir Messervy ~

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Water

The water calls to me.  
When I'm feeling low, the sound and smell of the water lifts my spirit.  
It lets me fly again.  

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011


I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in order.

~ John Burroughs ~

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Mystery lives in the most amazing places.
You just have to look for it.

Friday, July 15, 2011


There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.
~Edwin Denby

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint on it you can.

~Danny Kaye~

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


There is nothing in the world that puts life into perspective quite like the ocean.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Camping 2011

We are back!

We had a great Time!

We are Tired!

Enjoy a slice of our Weekend!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day Four of Camping

It's our last day of camping.  A big huge thanks to Becca for all of her hard work in making this trip happen every year!  You are a rock star my friend and I love you!  

Hope you enjoyed pictures of camping past and I hope you'll enjoy the ones that I know will be coming this week.

Keep your hippie hearts happy!

Peace out!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day Three of Camping

Year two of camping together has found my place in the group dynamic.  See me there in the bottom left?  I'm doing the dishes.  Please understand that, before 2008 and our first camping trip, my idea of roughing it was having to stay at the Motel 6 instead of the Hilton.  When it came time to set up tents, I helped.  For about 10 minutes.  It was suggested that I might enjoy organizing the kitchen/dining area of our camp site.  When it came time to cook, I helped.  For way less than 10 minutes and it was suggested that I might want to do the dishes.  When it came time to tear down camp, I helped.  It was suggested that I entertain the children.  Sensing a theme?  This is our fourth year of camping and I am the proud official dishwasher of our camp. 

In all seriousness, I have come to love camping and it's the highlight of my summer.  It is what makes my heart happy!  I get to spend time with my amazing family, crazy as we all are.  So, thank you Jones, Fine, Berwick, and Lemon peoples!  I love you!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Day Two of Camping

We decided to set up some posts with camping pictures from the past few years while we're doing our four day camping fun trip!  This is from the first year that the Jones/Fine clan camped together.  Despite the torrential downpour during the second camping trip of the year, we had a blast!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Thank You to all who have given
me a hand in making the
world a better place.

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
~Attributed to Heather Pryor~

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

5 days

The difference that 5 days makes in life can often be a miracle.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Hell of a Good Time

Happy Hippie Heart
hopes that you had a great 4th.
We had one Hell of a
Good Time!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day

Today is the day that we celebrate our independence.  I want to take a moment to remind you of our roots by giving you the preamble to the Declaration of Independence

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sweet Peas

There are few pleasures like really
burrowing one's nose into sweet peas.
- Angela Thirkell

Saturday, July 2, 2011

My Random Weirdness

Sometimes, when I'm looking at a picture, I'll make random associations.  This picture reminded me of Little Shop of Horrors.  Audrey II.  You see it now, don't you?